Why study Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Nijmegen?

An ecosystem is a biological community consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation, you will get insight in the relations between individuals, populations and communities with their environment. You will also learn how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification.


Why study Conservation & Restoration Ecology?

  • You’ll get an extensive background in academic research.
  • This specialisation is closely connected to the Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES), a leading institute in wet ecosystem and stress biology research.
  • Radboud University has close connections with water boards, counties, nature recovery spin-off companies and other related organisations, such as Natuurplaza.
  • You’ll get the chance to perform a six-month internship abroad, to perform research on ecosystems in for example Portugal, Spain or South-America.
  • The courses and internships take place in a stimulating and personal setting.
  • Together, the specialisations within the Master’s in Biology cover the whole range from organism to ecosystem and environment, which means you can define your exact study path along the way.

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